Spring rainfall ahead of last year's pace
Spring 2017 rainfall so far is much higher than the dry Spring of 2016. And, we could receive even more rain from now and through the weekend.
A WET SPRING SO FAR!
The Exceptional Drought of 2016 began last Spring as the Tennessee Valley had 7 straight months in a row of below average rainfall that lasted through the Fall. So far, Spring 2017 is outpacing the rainfall rate of Spring 2016 through April 18th.
The Spring 2017 rainfall total for Lovell Field through April 18th is 9.03". This total is 1.63" above average for Spring. But, is over 4"+ above the Spring 2016 total through April 18th.
For the year, those April showers have paid off with the monthly total so far at 4.90" which is 2.48" above average!
SHOWER CHANCES CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Off and on scattered t-showers are possible each afternoon Wednesday through Friday. So, we could add to the rainfall total. A more widespread chance for showers and storms locally can be expected late Saturday through early Sunday. The GFS model projects up to 2" possible during that time. But, the European model barely half that with a 0.80" projection. Either way, it looks like we can add to the hefty April rainfall total!
DRIER NEXT WEEK
It appears that after the wet end to the weekend that a much drier pattern could settle in for much of next week!